Eranga Kudahewa, a committee member of the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Electrical Engineers’ Association, told the media today (25) that the decision to suspend power had been changed after a discussion with the President yesterday. Accordingly, there will be no power cuts and they say that they can supply power for the demand.
The Ceylon Electricity Board, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Finance, and the Governor of the Central Bank have participated in the discussion.
As a result of these discussions, it has been agreed to transfer part of the fuel stock provided by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation for the Yugadanavi Power Plant to the Sapugaskanda and Barge Mounted Power Plant.
Accordingly, the Sapugaskanda power plant has already received 750 metric tons of diesel and the Barge power plant has received about 900 metric tons of fuel, said Kudahewa.
He said that in the current scenario, the generation of thermal power plants will not be able to meet the demand as the shortage will be reduced.
It is learned that there is a possibility of adding the Norochcholai power plant to the system by the 29th and the power crisis will be resolved to some extent, he said.